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How To Install Auto-GPT On Mac OS (Run AutoGPT In Terminal)

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How to Install and Run Auto-GPT on Mac OS

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to install and run Auto-GPT on a Mac. We will cover installing Git, Python, Visual Studio Code, and obtaining an OpenAI API key. Once these prerequisites are in place, we will run Auto-GPT from the terminal.

Installing Git on Mac OS

  1. Go to Google and search for «download git.»
  2. Click on the first search result, then click on the «Download for Mac» button.
  3. You can install Git via a binary installer or using Homebrew. For this tutorial, we will use the binary installer by Tim Harper.
  4. Click on the installer link and download the file.
  5. Install the downloaded file on your system.

Note: You can also install Git using Homebrew by following the instructions on the Homebrew website.

Installing Python on Mac OS

  1. Go to Google and search for «download python.»
  2. Click on the first search result and download Python 3.11 (Auto-GPT requires Python 3.8 or greater).
  3. Install the downloaded Python file.
  4. Open the terminal and check the installed Python version by typing python3 --version.
Installing Visual Studio Code on Mac OS
  1. Go to Google and search for «download VS Code.»
  2. Click on the first search result and download the Mac version of Visual Studio Code.
  3. After downloading the file, extract it using the Archive Utility.
  4. Launch Visual Studio Code by double-clicking the extracted file.

Note: You can use any text editor of your choice, but Visual Studio Code is recommended for this tutorial.

Setting Up Auto-GPT

  1. Go to Google and search for «download Auto-GPT.»
  2. Click on the first search result to go to the Auto-GPT GitHub page.
  3. Click on the green «Code» button and copy the repository URL.
  4. Open the terminal and type git clone [repository URL] to clone Auto-GPT to your local machine.
  5. Navigate to the newly created Auto-GPT folder by typing cd Auto-GPT.

Installing Python Dependencies

  1. Open the Auto-GPT folder in Visual Studio Code.
  2. Locate the requirements.txt file in the project files.
  3. In the terminal, type pip3 install -r requirements.txt to install the required Python dependencies.
Obtaining an OpenAI API Key
  1. Go to the OpenAI website and sign up for an account (or log in if you already have one).
  2. Navigate to the API Keys section and click on «Create New Secret Key.»
  3. Copy the generated API key.

Configuring Auto-GPT

  1. In Visual Studio Code, find the .env.template file in the Auto-GPT folder.
  2. Rename the file to .env by removing the .template extension.
  3. Paste your OpenAI API key as the value for OPENAI_API_KEY in the .env file.

Running Auto-GPT

  1. Open the terminal and navigate to the Auto-GPT folder.
  2. Type python3 -m AutoGPT and press Enter to run Auto-GPT locally.

You have now successfully installed and run Auto-GPT on your Mac OS. Enjoy using this powerful language model for your projects!


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